Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee amid intense conjecture that he might take over as a boss of the Cricket Association of Bengal following a passing of veteran director Jagmohan Dalmiya.
Ganguly, who is a corner secretary of a CAB, arrived at the state secretariat along with Dalmiya’s son Avishek and held an hour-long assembly with a arch minister.
The former India captain, however, refused to criticism on whether he would throw his shawl as a claimant for the president’s post.
“To plead something like this (three days after his death) is not right. Speculation will be on, someone will run CAB. It’s too early to criticism given it has only been three days… It’s really early to say,” Ganguly told reporters after his meeting.
Condoling Dalmiya’s demise, Ganguly said: “I’ve lost someone really dear. I’ve grown adult before him given childhood. I had a really personal propinquity with Dalmiya… He was very special to me, I’ve mislaid a really critical person.”
Dalmiya’s final protocol (shraddh) will be hold on October 2 and Avishek pronounced he had come to entice a Chief Minister.
“On Oct 2 my father’s shraddh rite will be held. I went to entice a arch apportion who gave outstanding support to us even after he (Dalmiya) left us. She gave us a lot of respect. we went there to demonstrate my gratitude,” Avishek said.
It’s not transparent either Ganguly had left there to garner support though there’s heated conjecture over a high profile meeting, 3 days after a passing of Dalmiya who died of massive cardiac detain during a private nursing home Sunday.
But it stays to be seen either a former India captain, who’s a visitor into a cricket administration, is really means to make it with CAB consisting of 121 affiliated units.
It’s believed Ganguly is not an unanimous choice among a group of members as heavyweights like Chitrak Mitra, Gautam Dasgupta, TMC comparison personality Subrata Mukherjee maybe eyeing the ot seat.
A state apportion pronounced a supervision has zero to do with a CAB affairs though Ganguly is a honour of West Bengal.
“The state supervision has zero to do with a matter of CAB President elections. We have zero to comment regarding it. But approbation Sourav is honour of Bengal,” a minister said.
In fact, former CAB corner secretary and stream treasurer Biswarup Dey with a substantial support also can't be ruled out.
Incidentally, a Bengal cricket idol has been roped in by a West Bengal supervision for hosting an arriving business reality uncover and some believed that assembly was in that context.
The CAB’s citizens comprises 121 votes — 94 initial and second multiplication Kolkata clubs, 18 district units, 8 universities, and a opinion from a Office Sports Federation.